Apart from British domestic factors, the Brexit vote is also the strongest indication yet of a deeper crisis in Western politics. It would have been previously unimaginable for a leading Western power to abandon its place at the high table of the biggest Western integration project, reject a role in the world's largest trading bloc, against the unanimous advice of experts and the political establishment, and without any plan for the future, all driven by primal nationalism and resentment of immigration. The fact that it was Britain, the long standing beacon of political and economic liberalism, is all the more striking.
|Specialist publication||Russia Direct|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Jun 2016|
- Brexit; EU; Northern Ireland; Peace